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Politics Minnesota GOP Senate hopeful undergoes emergency surgery

06:10  27 october  2020
06:10  27 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Minnesota Senate candidate Jason Lewis (R) was rushed into surgery on Monday after he was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening internal hernia, his campaign said.

Minnesota Republican Jason Lewis, the party's nominee for Senate , was rushed into emergency surgery Monday to fix a severe internal hernia, his campaign announced in a statement. "As such, Congressman Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery which he is now undergoing .

Minnesota Senate candidate Jason Lewis (R) was rushed into surgery on Monday after he was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening internal hernia, his campaign said.

Jason Lewis wearing a suit and tie: Minnesota GOP Senate hopeful undergoes emergency surgery © Greg Nash Minnesota GOP Senate hopeful undergoes emergency surgery

Lewis, a former one-term congressman, was taken to the emergency room early Monday morning after experiencing severe abdominal pain. Doctors diagnosed him with a "severe internal hernia" that his campaign said could prove deadly if not treated quickly.

"As such, Congressman Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery which he is now undergoing," Lewis's campaign manager Tom Szymanski said in a statement.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis has been rushed into emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia. 24, 2020 file photo, Minnesota candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis stands after being recognized by Vice President Mike Pence at Minneapolis

Minnesota GOP Senate hopeful undergoes emergency surgery | TheHill. Senate candidate Jason Lewis underwent emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia in Hibbing on Monday after experiencing abdominal pain.

"Prior to being taken to the operating room, Jason was in good spirits, optimistic, and true to form, he was speculating about when he could resume campaigning, eager to continue fighting for his fellow Minnesotans," he added.

Lewis's campaign said later on Monday that the operation was successful.

"I am very pleased to report that according to Congressman Lewis' doctor, his emergency surgery this morning to treat an internal hernia was successful and minimally invasive," Lewis's campaign manager Tom Szymanski said in a statement.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Lewis, a former Republican congressman running against incumbent Sen. Tina Smith (D- MN ), was hospitalized early Monday Tina Smith (D- MN ), was hospitalized early Monday morning and has been sent into emergency surgery , according to his campaign manager.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just But campaign manager Tom Szymanski said in a follow-up statement that his surgery was “successful and minimally invasive.

Lewis's emergency operation comes just eight days before the Nov. 3 election, in which he's facing off against incumbent Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.).

Smith holds a comfortable lead in most recent surveys, although a KSTP/SurveyUSA poll released last week showed a much tighter contest, with Smith and Lewis statistically tied at 43 percent to 42 percent.

Smith wished Lewis well in a tweet posted shortly after news of the former congressman's surgery broke on Monday.

"Archie and I are wishing Jason Lewis a successful surgery and a speedy recovery," Smith wrote.

Updated at 2:29 p.m.

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